Chief Executive (H23_4441)

NSW Health Pathology was formed in 2012 and is the largest public pathology and forensic & analytical science service in Australia. Employing more then 5,000 staff across the State they undertake more then 100,000+ clinical and scientific investigations each day at 60 laboratories and 150+ collection centres. and as such are an indispensable part of the NSW public health system.
A values driven organisation NSW Health Pathology’s Purpose is Create Better Health and Justice Systems by:

  • helping protect and enhance the health, safety and wellbeing of our communities at all stages of life
  • being trusted partners committed to excellence in quality, safety and innovation in all we do
  • leading the way in training, education, research and policy creation to meet the diverse, evolving needs of our communities
  • working as one team, united by our culture and values – Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Excellence
  • Having strong foundations as reliable, accountable and credible stewards of community resources.

The NSW Health Pathology Board in partnership with the Secretary for Health now seek to appoint an exceptional new Chief Executive to lead this essential and highly regarded organisation.

The Chief Executive is responsible for the strategic leadership and management of NSW Health Pathology ensuring the delivery of high quality services, effective clinical governance of those services and effective integration of those services with the broader health system. Additionally they must exercise sound financial and asset management of NSW Health Pathology ensuring it operates within its established budget.

To be considered for this significant Statewide leadership opportunity you will have a:

  • Strong record of achievement in management at executive level in a complex and geographically dispersed organisation delivering health or other complex human services and demonstrated sound under- standing of corporate governance principles and government accountability processes, and compliance with legislation/regulation governing pathology services.
  • Proven track record of effective operational management covering planning, human resources, budget, assets, operational planning, quality improvement and risk management.
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent relevant experience with a commitment and capacity to implement, and provide leadership in Government policies and practices, including EEO, OH&S, cultural diversity, ethical practice and continuous improvement.

We invite you to discuss the opportunity with either Lynette Boerth or Paul Ingle from the HardyGroup:

Lynette Boerth

M: +61 (0)431 293 861


Paul Ingle

M: +61 (0)402 796 125


Please submit your application via HG’s website, if you require assistance in submitting your application online please contact:

Rebecca Fischle


Your application must include:
  1. Completed HG Application Form
  2. A brief cover letter addressed to the Principal Consultant
  3. A written response addressing the Target Questions detailed below
  4. A copy of your Curriculum Vitae

Targeted Questions

  1. NSW Pathology has a reputation for being pioneering and having the courage and conviction to discover new and better services. Describe why this statement has resonance for you as a leader and provide an example of something you have directly led you regard as pioneering, why you assess it as such, and the impact it had.
  2. Implementing a strategic plan while meeting multiple operational KPIs and budget deliverables can be challenging. Describe your experience in developing a change ready organisational culture and what you personally pay attention to as a leader to get the balance right

The closing date for applications is Sunday 25th June 2023
The reference number to include in your application is H23_4441